When I discovered you a couple of years ago, I was immediately enamoured. Here was a website dedicated to the principles of open access that would enable me to share my research with members of the public. Here was a site that allowed me to control my profile and add and delete material at will—unlike my own academic institution, where adding a paper or updating my profile is a task so unwieldy and complicated, I rarely bother. Here was a site that would expose me to the work of academics I might otherwise never have heard of. Plus, it looked like the younger, hipper sibling of ResearchGate, which, as far as I could ascertain, was populated primarily by nerdy scientists. Recently, though, the glow has begun to wear off.